|IMS Ventures is a Chapter S Corporation owned by its management. As such, we spend
significant time and effort to nurture our portfolio companies. We invest in no
more than eight companies each year to ensure entrepreneurs access to our people.
Yale R. Brown, President
Yale assists our portfolio companies with overall strategy, marketing and sales
development. Yale has over 20 years of experience in marketing, strategic planning
and information technology. Yale founded Intelligent Interactions Corporation
in 1995, an Internet direct marketing technology company. He was the President
and CEO until Intelligent Interactions was merged with 24/7 Media in 1998. After
the merger, Yale served as Executive Vice President of Operations for 24/7 Media
and was a member of the board of directors. Prior to founding Intelligent Interactions,
Yale held several senior executive positions at Oracle Corporation. Most recently,
he served as vice president of Oracle's Emerging Technologies Group, where he
was responsible for systems integration and implementation of Oracle's interactive
media technologies worldwide.
Prior to joining Oracle, Yale held senior positions at Price Waterhouse Coopers,
and Booz·Allen & Hamilton Inc. and was appointed a Federal Reserve Examiner for
the Federal Reserve System. He holds a Masters in Business Administration and
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, both from the George Washington University.
Yale is the co-inventor of U.S. Patent No. 6,026,368, "An On-Line Interactive
System and Method for Providing Content and Advertising Information to a Targeted
Set of Viewers."
Robert M. Lippmann, Vice President
Rob is responsible for assisting our portfolio companies in all areas of information
technology including hands-on assistance in product development. He has over 10
years of experience in information technology in a wide variety of industries
including Internet Advertising, Interactive Television, Financial Services, Biotechnology,
Construction, and Mortgage Banking. His involvement covers the entire systems
life-cycle: initial strategy development and analysis, development of customized
applications, and final deployment and operation. Prior to joining IMS, Rob was
the Director of Technology and Chief Architect at Intelligent Interactions Corporation.
Rob held several technical positions at Oracle Corporation. Most recently he was
a senior developer and designed and developed Oracle Interactive Application Objects,
a client/server based toolkit for developing object oriented CORBA compliant Oracle
Media Server based applications. Prior to joining Oracle, Rob was an Applications
Developer, System Administrator and Data Base Analyst for Empbanque Capital Corporation.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science (concentrations in
Accounting and Management Systems, minor in Computer Science) from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from
Rob is the co-inventor of US Patent No. 5,826,085, "An Object-Oriented Computer
Interface Supporting Interactive Networked Applications."
Alison C. Lynch, Vice President
Alison is responsible for assisting our portfolio companies with organizational
development, human resources, and legal issues. Alison has over seven years of
experience in dealing with the intricacies of administrative management of start-up
technology companies. Prior to joining IMS, Alison was the director of administration
for Intelligent Interactions Corporation. Prior to Intelligent Interactions, Alison
held positions in administration at Oracle Corporation.
Alison has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Longwood College.